compositions | band | bounce (2014)

bounce (2014)

Electronic Realization without Improvisation

Medium: Solo Trumpet & Wind Ensemble
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2015)
Composed: 2014
Duration: 7:00-8:00
Difficulty: Grade 5


INSTRUMENTATION (1 or more on a part)
Flute 1 & 2
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Clarinet 3
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon 1
Alto Saxophone 1 & 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
B-flat Trumpet 3
Horn in F 1
Horn in F 2
Horn in F 3
Horn in F 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Euphonium (Baritone T.C.)

Solo Trumpet
Combo Parts - in C (treble clef), B-flat, E-flat, C (bass clef)
Guitar (optional)
Drum Set

Timpani & Slapstick
Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Bells, Tambourine)
Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Chimes, Vibraslap, Temple Blocks)
Percussion 3 (Bongos, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal)
Percussion 4 (Concert Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)


Commissioned by the West Forsyth High School Band (Jim Kirkpatrick & Phil Spencer, directors) and a consortium of North Carolina high school band programs, Bounce was written to feature the talents of NYC jazz trumpeter (and NC native) Mike Sailors. It received its world premiere at the NC Music Educator's In-Service Conference in Winston-Salem in November 2014.

Infused with the sounds of Bernstein, Gershwin, and a brief nod to Dizzy Gillespie, Bounce features the trumpet as both a classical and a jazz instrument, offering moments of blazing virtuosity and flexible improvisation. In addition to the wind ensemble, only a rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) is necessary. However, jazz combo lead sheets are provided to give more players the opportunity to expand the improvisation sections. For those soloists uncomfortable with improvising, written-out solos are included as an addendum.


West Forsyth High School (Winston-Salem) – Jim Kirkpatrick & Phil Spencer (consortium chairs)

Broughton High School (Raleigh) – Margie Harrison
Cedar Ridge High School (Hillsborough) – Josh Cvijanovic
Mount Tabor High School (Winston-Salem) – Marc Schaub
North Buncombe High School (Weaverville) – Andrew Shelton
Northwest Guilford High School (Greensboro) – Brian McMath
Orange High School (Hillsborough) – Andy Carter
Panther Creek High School (Cary) – David Robinson
Providence High School (Charlotte) – Josh Potter
Reagan High School (Pfafftown) – Andrew Craft